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[movies]MITSTS.069F02 - MIT OpenCourseWare
Aim is to analyze important current events for what they reveal about the nature and working of our technological world. Starting point is connection between technology and terrorism. Subject also explores how a human-built world can foster insecurity and danger, and how human beings respond. Many invited guests help develop a strong interdisciplinary approach (science, engineering, social science, humanities)...
Keywords: current events; technology; terrorism; danger; technological risk; remediation; sociotechnical systems; imagination of disaster; identity; religion; education
Downloads: 842
[audio]MITMAS.965F03 - MIT OpenCourseWare
This course examines the issues, principles, and challenges toward building machines that cooperate with humans and with other machines. Philosophical, scientific, and theoretical insights into this subject will be covered, as well as how these ideas are manifest in both natural and artificial systems (e.g. software agents and robots).
Keywords: cooperative machines; robotics; electrical engineering; manufacture; human interaction; perception; emotion; theory of mind; behavior and the mind; robots; human-machine collaboration; intention and action; teamwork
Downloads: 99
[movies]MIT OpenCourseWare Staff Picks - MIT OpenCourseWare
MIT OpenCourseWare staff share their favorite courses in these videos.
Keywords: mit opencourseware
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[movies]MIT16.662F03 - MIT OpenCourseWare
Students in 16.622 gain practical insight and improved understanding of engineering experimentation through design and execution of "project" experiments. Building upon work in course 16.621, students construct and test equipment, make systematic experimental measurements of phenomena, analyze data, and compare theoretical predictions with results. Deliverables comprise a written final project report and formal oral presentations...
Keywords: experiment; experimental project; laboratory; measurement; report writing; oral presentation; design; proposal; hypothesis; communication
Downloads: 266
[audio]MIT2.71F04 - MIT OpenCourseWare
This course is an introduction to optical science with elementary engineering applications. Topics covered include geometrical optics: ray-tracing, aberrations, lens design, apertures and stops, radiometry and photometry; wave optics: basic electrodynamics, polarization, interference, wave-guiding, Fresnel and Faunhofer diffraction, image formation, resolution, and space-bandwidth product. Emphasis is on analytical and numerical tools used in optical design...
Keywords: optical science; elementary engineering applications; Geometrical optics; ray-tracing; aberrations; lens design; apertures; stops; radiometry; photometry; Wave optics; basic electrodynamics; polarization; interference; wave-guiding; Fresnel; Faunhofer diffraction; image formation; resolution; space-bandwidth product; optical design
Downloads: 159
[movies]MIT HST.921 Information Technology in the Health Care System of the Future, Spring 2009 - MIT OpenCourseWare
This innovative, trans-faculty subject teaches how information technologies (IT) are reshaping and redefining the health care marketplace through improved economies of scale, greater technical efficiencies in the delivery of care to patients, advanced tools for patient education and self-care, network integrated decision support tools for clinicians, and the emergence of e-commerce in health care. Student tutorials provide an opportunity for interactive discussion...
Keywords: health care; health care policy; patient behavior; information management; medical informatics; medical records; health record; online medicine; PHR; EHR; patient privacy; entrepreneurship
Downloads: 120
[movies]MIT OpenCourseWare 1800 event introduction videos - MIT OpenCourseWare
These videos provide a quick overview of the MIT OpenCourseWare and Highlights for High School programs. They are from the MIT OpenCourseWare 1800 event: Unlocking Knowledge, Empowering Minds: A Milestone Celebration. The event celebrates the publishing of the 1800th course on MIT OpenCourseWare.
Keywords: MIT; Massacusetts Institute of Technoology; OpenCourseWare; OCW; Highlight for High School; 1800 Event; courses; celebration; Unlocking Knowledge; Empowering Minds; milestone
Downloads: 182
[movies]MIT21F.501F09_Particle_Exercises - MIT OpenCourseWare
In Japanese I (21F.501), Lesson 3 has exercises to practice numbers, and Lessons 4 and 5 have exercises to practice phrase particles. These audio files are questions for Exercises 3-A, 3-B, 4A-2, 4B-2, 5A-2, and 5B-2.
Keywords: Mit; OpenCourseWare; Japanese I; practice phrase particles
Downloads: 379
[movies]MIT4.301F05 - MIT OpenCourseWare
This class will introduce students to a variety of contemporary art practices and ideas. The class will begin with a brief overview of 'visual language' by looking at a variety of artworks and discussing basic concepts revolving around artistic practice. The rest of the class will focus on notions of the real/unreal as explored with various mediums and practices. The class will work in video, sculpture and in public space.
Keywords: visual art practice; critical analysis; long-range artistic development; two-dimensional; three-dimensional; time-based media; installations; performance and video; visiting artist presentations; field trips; studio practice; aesthetic analyses; modern art; art history; body; phenomenology; personal space; installation
Downloads: 419
[movies]MITSP.772S05 - MIT OpenCourseWare
This course is based on the work of the MIT-African Internet Technology Initiative (MIT-AITI). MIT-AITI is an innovative approach by MIT students to integrate computers and internet technology into the education of students in African schools. The program focuses upon programming principles, cutting-edge internet technology, free open-source systems, and even an entrepreneurship seminar to introduce students in Africa to the power of information technology in today's world.MIT-AITI achieves this...
Keywords: information technology; IT; global communities; digital divide; MIT-Africa Internet Technology Initiative; MIT-AITI; African countries; Ethiopia; Ghana; Kenya; IT-related issues; java; java server pages; JSP; programming principles; cutting-edge internet technology; free open-source systems; entrepreneurship
Downloads: 146
[audio]MIT3.53S01 - MIT OpenCourseWare
This course covers a variety of topics concerning superconducting magnets, including thermodynamic and transport properties of aqueous and nonaqueous electrolytes, the electrode/electrolyte interface, and the kinetics of electrode processes. It also covers electrochemical characterization with regards to d.c. techniques (controlled potential, controlled current) and a.c. techniques (voltametry and impedance spectroscopy)...
Keywords: Thermodynamic and transport properties of aqueous and nonaqueous electrolytes; electrode/electrolyte interface; Kinetics of electrode processes; Electrochemical characterization; d.c. techniques (controlled potential; controlled current); a.c. techniques (voltametry and impedance spectroscopy); electrowinning; electrorefining; electroplating; electrosynthesis; electrochemical power sources (batteries and fuel cells)
Downloads: 139
[audio]MIT 16.885J Aircraft Systems Engineering, Fall 2005 - MIT OpenCourseWare
16.885J offers a holistic view of the aircraft as a system, covering: basic systems engineering; cost and weight estimation; basic aircraft performance; safety and reliability; lifecycle topics; aircraft subsystems; risk analysis and management; and system realization. Small student teams retrospectively analyze an existing aircraft covering: key design drivers and decisions; aircraft attributes and subsystems; and operational experience...
Keywords: aircraft systems; aircraft systems engineering; lifecycle; cost estimation; weight estimation; aircraft performance; aircraft safety; aircraft reliability; subsystems; risk analysis; risk management; system realization; retrospective analysis; key design drivers; design drivers; design decisions; aircraft attributes; operational experience; case study; case studies; air transportation system; air defense system; systems engineering; interface management; interface verification; interface validation; subsystem architecture; performance issues; design closure; complex systems; space shuttle; space systems; NASA; aircraft systems; aircraft systems engineering; lifecycle; cost estimation; weight estimation; aircraft performance; aircraft safety; aircraft reliability; subsystems; risk analysis; risk management; system realization; retrospective analysis; key design drivers; design drivers; design decisions; aircraft attributes; operational experience; case study; case studies; air transportation system; air defense system; systems engineering; interface management; inte
Downloads: 150
[movies]MIT 1.061 Transport Processes in the Environment, Fall 2008 - MIT OpenCourseWare
This class serves as an introduction to mass transport in environmental flows, with emphasis given to river and lake systems. The class will cover the derivation and solutions to the differential form of mass conservation equations. Class topics to be covered will include: molecular and turbulent diffusion, boundary layers, dissolution, bed-water exchange, air-water exchange and particle transport.
Keywords: river systems; lake systems; scalar transport in environmental flows; momentum transport in environmental flows; stratification in lakes; buoyancy-driven flows; settling and coagulation; air-water exchange; bed-water exchange; phase partitioning; dissolution; boundary layers; molecular diffusion; turbulent diffusion; water transportation; advection; aquatic systems; conservation of mass; derivation; Diffusion; dispersion; environmental flows; instantaneous point source; lakes; mass; transport; particle transport; rivers; scaling; transport; turbulence; water flow
Downloads: 143
[movies]MIT 6.370 The Battlecode Programming Competition, IAP 2013 - MIT OpenCourseWare
MIT 6.370 The Battlecode Programming Competition, IAP 2013View the complete course: http://ocw.mit.edu/6-370IAP13Instructor: Maxwell MannThis collection features eight optional lectures offered to provide guidance to Battlecode teams. Content includes a range of topics including coding basics, game strategy, and additional tips and demonstrations.License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SAMore information at http://ocw.mit.edu/termsMore courses at http://ocw.mit.edu
Keywords: Battlecode; robot; bot; game; strategy; player; code; programming; scrimmage; team; build; base; attack
Downloads: 9
[audio]MIT21F.104S04 - MIT OpenCourseWare
This is the continuing instruction in spoken and written Chinese, with particular emphasis on consolidating basic conversational skills and improving reading confidence and depth. Upon completion of the course, students should be able to speak Chinese with some fluency on basic conversational topics, achieve a basic level of reading competence within simplified and traditional characters learned plus common compounds, and be able to write short compositions.
Keywords: chinese; languge; mandarin; reading; conversation; writing; culture; china; society; custom
Downloads: 368
[audio]MIT 16.01 Unified Engineering I, II, III, & IV, Fall 2005 - MIT OpenCourseWare
The basic objective of Unified Engineering is to give a solid understanding of the fundamental disciplines of aerospace engineering, as well as their interrelationships and applications. These disciplines are Materials and Structures (M); Computers and Programming (C); Fluid Mechanics (F); Thermodynamics (T); Propulsion (P); and Signals and Systems (S). In choosing to teach these subjects in a unified manner, the instructors seek to explain the common intellectual threads in these disciplines, a...
Keywords: Unified; Unified Engineering; aerospace; CDIO; C-D-I-O; conceive; design; implement; operate; team; team-based; discipline; materials; structures; materials and structures; computers; programming; computers and programming; fluids; fluid mechanics; thermodynamics; propulsion; signals; systems; signals and systems; systems problems; fundamentals; technical communication; graphical communication; communication; reading; research; experimentation; personal response system; prs; active learning; First law; first law of thermodynamics; thermo-mechanical; energy; energy conversion; aerospace power systems; propulsion systems; aerospace propulsion systems; heat; work; thermal efficiency; forms of energy; energy exchange; processes; heat engines; engines; steady-flow energy equation; energy flow; flows; path-dependence; path-independence; reversibility; irreversibility; state; thermodynamic state; performance; ideal cycle; simple heat engine; cycles; thermal pressures; temperatures; linear static networks; loop method; node method; linear dynamic networks; classical methods; state method
Downloads: 205
[movies]MIT 18.06 Linear Algebra, Spring 2005 - MIT OpenCourseWare
This is a basic subject on matrix theory and linear algebra. Emphasis is given to topics that will be useful in other disciplines, including systems of equations, vector spaces, determinants, eigenvalues, similarity, and positive definite matrices.
Keywords: systems of equations; vector spaces; positive definite matrices; matrix theory; linear algebra; determinants; eigenvalues; similarity; least-squares approximations; stability of differential equations; networks; Fourier transforms; Markov processes
Downloads: 225
[movies]Lec 21 | MIT 7.014 Introductory Biology, Spring 2005 - MIT OpenCourseWare
Topics covered: Mendelian Genetics Instructor:Prof. Graham Walker *Note: This is the correct lecture 21 for 7.014 Spring 2005. The earlier posting was a repeat of lecture 10. The MIT Biology Department core courses, 7.012, 7.013, and 7.014, all cover the same core material, which includes the fundamental principles of biochemistry, genetics, molecular biology, and cell biology. Biological function at the molecular level is particularly emphasized and covers the structure and regulation of genes,...
Keywords: micro-organisms; geochemistry; geochemical agents; biosphere; bacterial genetics; carbon metabolism; energy metabolism; productivity; biogeochemical cycles; molecular evolution; population genetics; evolution; population growth; biology; biochemistry; genetics; molecular biology; recombinant DNA; cell cycle; cell signaling; cloning; stem cells; cancer; immunology; virology; genomics; molecular medicine; DNA; RNA; proteins; replication; transcription; mRNA; translation; ribosome; nervous system; amino acids; polypeptide chain; cell biology; neurobiology; gene regulation; protein structure; protein synthesis; gene structure; PCR; polymerase chain reaction; protein localization; endoplasmic reticulum; ecology; communities
Downloads: 836
[movies]MIT21F.716S05 - MIT OpenCourseWare
This course studies important twentieth century texts from Spain and Latin America. The readings include short stories, theatre, the novel and poetry. This subject is conducted in Spanish and all reading and writing for the course is also done in Spanish.
Keywords: Contemporary; Hispanic; Literature; twentieth century; texts; Spain; Latin America; short stories; theatre; novel; poetry; iterary; cultural; issues; historical; political; geographical; cultural; settings; New World; Old World; human experience; film; El Pa?s
Downloads: 215
[movies]MITSP.722S05 - MIT OpenCourseWare
D-Lab: Development, Design and Dissemination is a design studio course in which students work on international development projects for underserved communities. The class is focused on a participatory, iterative prototyping design process, with particular attention on the constraints faced when designing for developing communities. Students work in multidisciplinary teams on term-long projects in collaboration with community partners, field practitioners, and experts in relevant fields...
Keywords: development project; appropriate technology; sustainable development; intermediate technology; stakeholder analysis; India; Brazil; Honduras; Zambia; Lesotho; Nicaragua; developing country; international development; third world; energy; charcoal; wheelchair; poverty; water; water quality; safe water; water treatment; health; sanitation; AIDS; solar water disinfection
Downloads: 196
[movies]MITSP.724F05 - MIT OpenCourseWare
For students and teams who have started a sustainable-development project in D-Lab (SP.776), Product Engineering Processes (2.009), or elsewhere, this class provides a setting to continue developing projects for field implementation. Topics covered include prototyping techniques, materials selection, design-for-manufacturing, field-testing, and project management. All classwork will directly relate to the students' projects, and the instructor will consult on the projects during weekly lab time...
Keywords: solar water disinfection; SODIS; internet kiosk; developing nation; appropriate technology; sustainable development; international development; prototyping; product design; Gantt chart; Pert chart; SWOT; funding; entrepreneurship
Downloads: 221
[movies]MITSP.784S07 - MIT OpenCourseWare
According to the United States Agency for International Development, 20 million people in developing countries require wheelchairs, and the United Nations Development Programme estimates below 1% of their need is being met in Africa by local production. Wheelchair Design in Developing Countries (WDDC) gives students the chance to better the lives of others by improving wheelchairs and tricycles made in the developing world...
Keywords: appropriate technology; engineering; local production; third world; disabled; disability; assistive technology; human power; Africa; Tanzania; Zambia; Kenya; handicap; handicapped; poverty; rural; discrimination; orthopedic; mobility; tricycle; handcycle; product design; business plan; ergonomics; manufacturing; stakeholder; service learning
Downloads: 334
[audio]Race In America Audio CD - MIT OpenCourseWare
In The Souls of Black Folk (1903), the great cultural critic W. E. B. Du Bois wrote that "...the problem of the Twentieth Century is the problem of the color line." A century after Du Bois penned those words, most Americans would agree that at the beginning of the twenty-first century, the color line remains one of our most pressing social issues. In this course, we will explore the terrain of race in America by reading the works of writers of color and others concerned with the issue of race, b...
Keywords: race; writing; multiracial; multi-race; mixed-race; multiraciality; multiple descent; hybrid populations; mixed ancestry; race; assimilation; integration; ethnicity; identity; self; heritage; multicultural; mixed heritage; mulato; mestizo
Downloads: 3,020
[audio]MIT 12.000 Solving Complex Problems, Fall 2003 - MIT OpenCourseWare
Solving Complex Problems provides an opportunity for entering freshmen to gain first-hand experience with working as part of a team to develop effective approaches to complex problems in Earth system science and engineering that do not have straightforward solutions. The subject includes training in a variety of skills, ranging from library research to Web Design. Each year's course explores a different problem in detail through the study of complimentary case histories and the development of cr...
Keywords: small teams; effective solutions; complex problems; Earth system science and engineering; complementary case histories; creative solution strategies; Web site development; effective written and oral communication; team building
Downloads: 391
[movies]MIT6.163F05 - MIT OpenCourseWare
This is a laboratory experience course with a focus on photography, electronic imaging, and light measurement, much of it at short duration. In addition to teaching these techniques, the course provides students with experience working in a laboratory and teaches good work habits and techniques for approaching laboratory work. A major purpose of 6.163 is to provide students with many opportunities to sharpen their communication skills: oral, written, and visual.
Keywords: strobe; edgerton; electronic imaging; light measurement; strobe laboratory; electronic flash sources; measurement; fundamentals of photography; experiments on application of electronic flash to photography; stroboscopy; motion analysis; and high-speed videography; independent projects
Downloads: 640
[movies]MIT SP.235 / ESG.SP235 Chemistry of Sports, Spring 2009 - MIT OpenCourseWare
This seminar will focus on three sports: swimming, cycling and running. There will be two components to the seminar: classroom sessions and a "laboratory" in the form of a structured training program. The classroom component will introduce the students to the chemistry of their own biological system. With swimming, running and cycling as sample sports, students are encouraged to apply their knowledge to complete a triathlon shortly after the term.
Keywords: cardiovascular; muscles; training; fitness; nutrition; fueling; injury; sports medicine; overuse injury; swimming; running; cycling; bicycle; bike; shoes; running shoes; lactate; lactic acid; wetsuit; lycra; spandex; wind tunnel; sports drinks; caffeine; alcohol; exercise; competition; endurance; strength; EPO; erythropoietin; scandals; tapering; triathlon; sports; race; steroid; midfoot; forefoot
Downloads: 694
[movies]MIT OpenCourseWare Site Tour - MIT OpenCourseWare
A tour of MIT OpenCourseWare.
Keywords: mit opencourseware
Downloads: 164
[movies]MITHS.AudioSpeakerElectronics - MIT OpenCourseWare
Join me for a hands-on ride through the fundamentals of electronics and acoustics, and the process of loudspeaker design and construction. We will learn about the engineering and art involved throughout music/movie recording and playback, the design and application of everything from microphones to DACs, amplifiers, and speakers. With the aid of computer assisted audio measuring equipment at the MIT Edgerton Center, we will analyze the frequency response and distortion of speaker drivers, and un...
Keywords: Audio; Speaker; Fundamentals; Electronics; Acoustics; High school; Educational Studies program; MIT student developed materials; High school studies program; Music reproduction; Simple circuits; Computer-aided design; Free; Open; Online
Downloads: 1,413
[movies]MIT SP.723 D-Lab: Disseminating Innovations for the Common Good, Spring 2007 - MIT OpenCourseWare
D-Lab III is the third in the trilogy of D-Lab courses, D-Lab III focuses on disseminating innovations among underserved communities, especially in developing countries. Students acquire skills related to building partnerships and piloting, financing, implementing, and scaling-up a selected innovation for the common good. The course is structured around MIT and outside competitions. Teams develop an idea, project or (social) business plan that is "ready to roll" by term's end...
Keywords: development; innovation; technology implementation; third world; developing nations; social business plan; project development; poverty; hygiene; health
Downloads: 109
[movies]MIT 11.969 Workshop on Deliberative Democracy and Dispute Resolution, Summer 2005 - MIT OpenCourseWare
The Workshop on Deliberative Democracy and Dispute Resolution, sponsored by the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School and The Flora and William Hewlett Foundation, is a two-day conference that brings together dispute resolution professionals and political theorists in the field of deliberative democracy. View the complete course at: http://ocw.mit.edu/11-969Su2005
Keywords: deliberative democracy; dispute resolution; conflict management; decision making; munipalities; metropolitan areas; policy making; consensus building; implementation of agreements; negotiated settlements; negotiated agreements
Downloads: 705
[movies]MIT5.301IAP04 - MIT OpenCourseWare
This course is an intensive introduction to the techniques of experimental chemistry and gives first year students an opportunity to learn and master the basic chemistry lab techniques for carrying out experiments. Students who successfully complete the course and obtain a "Competent Chemist" (CC) or "Expert Experimentalist" (EE) rating are likely to secure opportunities for research work in a chemistry lab at MIT...
Keywords: chemistry; experiment; laboratory techniques; purification; transfer and extraction; column chromatography; protein assays; error analysis; NMR; IR; gas chromatography; spectroscopy; UV-Vis; experimental chemistry; original research projects
Downloads: 336
[audio]MIT3.20F03 - MIT OpenCourseWare
Material covered in this course includes the following topics: * Laws of thermodynamics: general formulation and applications to mechanical, electromagnetic and electrochemical systems, solutions, and phase diagrams * Computation of phase diagrams * Statistical thermodynamics and relation between microscopic and macroscopic properties, including ensembles, gases, crystal lattices, phase transitions * Applications to phase stability and properties of mixtures * Computational modeling * Interfaces
Keywords: thermodynamics; mechanical; electromagnetic and electrochemical systems; phase diagrams; Statistical thermodynamics; microscopic and macroscopic properties; ensembles; gases; crystal lattices; phase transitions; phase stability; properties of mixtures; Computational modeling; Interfaces; mechanical; electromagnetic and electrochemical systems; phase stability; properties of mixtures; Computational modeling; Interfaces; Interfaces; Computational modeling; mechanical systems; electromagnetic systems; electrochemical systems; laws of thermodynamics; solutions; microscopic properties; macroscopic properties
Downloads: 147
[movies]MIT11.237S05 - MIT OpenCourseWare
This course provides an analytic framework for understanding the roles that gender and race play in defining the work worlds of women and men in our society, including ways in which gender intersects with race and class. The course examines specific workplace-related policies through a gender/race lens, including welfare policy, comparable worth, affirmative action, parental leave policy, child care policy and working time policies...
Keywords: gender; race; work; equity; child care; education; affirmative action; public policy; family; class; poverty; government; structural inequity; labor; economics; market; workplace; comparable worth; politics; 11.237; SP.660
Downloads: 144
[movies]MAS.962 Special Topics: New Textiles, Spring 2010 - MIT OpenCourseWare
This project-based course will explore the future of textiles, focusing particularly on blending rich crafting traditions with new technologies. Topics will include textile-based electronics, textile fabrication, algorithmic pattern design, and composites. We will experiment with a wide range of fibers, yarns, and fabrics including traditional materials like wool and cotton as well as metal fibers and yarns, fusible plastics, papers, and resins...
Keywords: fabric; wearable electronics; weaving; sensors
Downloads: 93
[movies]MIT21L.005F04 - MIT OpenCourseWare
Drama combines the literary arts of storytelling and poetry with the world of live performance. As a form of ritual as well as entertainment, drama has served to unite communities and challenge social norms, to vitalize and disturb its audiences. In order to understand this rich art form more fully, we will study and discuss a sampling of plays that exemplify different kinds of dramatic structure; class members will also participate in, attend, and review dramatic performances.
Keywords: Drama; literary arts; storytelling; poetry; live performance; ritual; entertainment; communities; social norms; audiences; plays; dramatic structure; performing arts; writing; discussion; writer; speaker; cultures; tools; fiction; ethical; historical; political; artistic; questions; creativity; self-awareness; communicate; theater
Downloads: 342
[movies]MITHST.725S04 - MIT OpenCourseWare
This course is a survey of perceptual and cognitive aspects of the psychology of music, with special emphasis on underlying neuronal and neurocomputational representations and mechanisms. Basic perceptual dimensions of hearing (pitch, timbre, consonance/roughness, loudness, auditory grouping) form salient qualities, contrasts, patterns and streams that are used in music to convey melody, harmony, rhythm and separate voices...
Keywords: music perception; music cognition; music memory; pitch; timbre; consonance; harmony; tonality; melody; expressive timing; rhythmic hierarchies; auditory perception; auditory pathway; musical acoustics; power spectra; psychophysics; neurocomputational models; neural correlates; music therapy; synesthesia; absolute pitch
Downloads: 1,195
[movies]MIT 16.06 Principles of Automatic Control, Fall 2012 - MIT OpenCourseWare
View the complete course: http://ocw.mit.edu/16-06F12Instructor: Steven HallThese videos profile the active learning approach Prof. Steven Hall uses to teach his classical controls recitations. He describes the advantages of active learning and offers tips for implementing it in the classroom.License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SAMore information at http://ocw.mit.edu/termsMore courses at http://ocw.mit.eduAlbum art photo courtesy of NASA.
Keywords: active learning; recitations; teaching; learning; education; problem sets; engineering; classical control systems; feedback control systems; bode plots; root locus method
Downloads: 19
[audio]MIT 21M.380 Music and Technology: Algorithmic and Generative Music, Spring 2010 - MIT OpenCourseWare
This course examines the history, techniques, and aesthetics of mechanical and computer-aided approaches to algorithmic music composition and generative music systems. Through creative hands-on projects, readings, listening assignments, and lectures, students will explore a variety of historical and contemporary approaches. Diverse tools and systems will be employed, including applications in Python, MIDI, Csound, SuperCollider, and Pure Data...
Keywords: Music composition; music history; music aesthetics; algorithmic composition; generative music; computer music; electronic music; contemporary music; music synthesis
Downloads: 2,684
[audio]MIT 1.00 Introduction to Computers and Engineering Problem Solving, Fall 2005 - MIT OpenCourseWare
This course teaches fundamental software development and computational methods for engineering, scientific and managerial applications. Emphasis is focused on object-oriented software design and development. Assignments cover programming concepts, graphical user interfaces, numerical methods, data structures, sorting and searching, computer graphics and selected advanced topics. The Java® programming language is used.
Keywords: computer; engineering; problem solving; software; software development; object oriented; programming; graphical user interface; numerical methods; data structures; sorting; searching; computer graphics; Java; C; C++
Downloads: 458
[movies]MIT 18.06 Linear Algebra, Spring 2005 - MIT OpenCourseWare
This is a basic subject on matrix theory and linear algebra. Emphasis is given to topics that will be useful in other disciplines, including systems of equations, vector spaces, determinants, eigenvalues, similarity, and positive definite matrices.
Keywords: systems of equations; vector spaces; positive definite matrices; matrix theory; linear algebra; determinants; eigenvalues; similarity; least-squares approximations; stability of differential equations; networks; Fourier transforms; Markov processes
Downloads: 2,400
[audio]MIT CMS.801 Media in Transition, Fall 2004 - MIT OpenCourseWare
This course centers on historical eras in which the form and function of media technologies were radically transformed. It includes consideration of the "Gutenberg Revolution," the rise of modern mass media, and the "digital revolution," among other case studies of media transformation and cultural change. Readings cover cultural and social history and historiographic methods.
Keywords: Media; mass media; history; Gutenberg; cultural change; cultural history; social history; historiographic method; books; medieval history; codex book; writing; printing; printing press; stage; theater; renaissance; romanticism; modernity; inventions; photography; nineteenth century; image; telegraph; electrification; communication; Morse; Daguerreotype; Fox Talbot; phonograph; sound recording; radio; broadcasting; film; video; cinema; publishing
Downloads: 99
[movies]MIT21W.747S05 - MIT OpenCourseWare
This course uses the study of rhetoric as an opportunity to offer instruction in critical thinking. Through extensive writing and speaking assignments, students will develop their abilities to analyze texts of all kinds and to generate original and incisive ideas of their own. Critical thinking and original analysis as expressed in writing and in speech are the paramount goals of this class. The course will thus divide its efforts between an examination of the subject matter and an examination o...
Keywords: Rhetoric; critical thinking; writing; speaking; assignments; analyze; texts; original thinking; examination; subject matter; History; Theory; Aristotle; Plato; presidential speeches
Downloads: 470
[movies]MIT21F.703S03 - MIT OpenCourseWare
This course is the first intermediate-level course in Spanish, with a focus on grammar review, additional vocabulary, writing of essays in Spanish and enhancement of cultural awareness. Group activities and projects, and conversation are emphasized. There are detailed simulation activities, readings about literature and art from Latin America and Spain, activities with music videos and interviews, and viewings of recent films such as El espinazo del diablo, Juana la loca, and María llena ...
Keywords: Spanish; Spanish grammar; Spanish vocabulary; writing; essays; Culture; cultural awareness; conversation; MITUPV
Downloads: 458
[movies]MIT 18.06 Linear Algebra, Spring 2005 - MIT OpenCourseWare
This is a basic subject on matrix theory and linear algebra. Emphasis is given to topics that will be useful in other disciplines, including systems of equations, vector spaces, determinants, eigenvalues, similarity, and positive definite matrices.
Keywords: systems of equations; vector spaces; positive definite matrices; matrix theory; linear algebra; determinants; eigenvalues; similarity; least-squares approximations; stability of differential equations; networks; Fourier transforms; Markov processes
Downloads: 232
[audio]MIT21F.501F09_Readings - MIT OpenCourseWare
These audio files accompany the Readings for Lessons 3-6 in Japanese I (21F.501). Use them to check your pronunciation and comprehension.
Keywords: Mit; OpenCourseWare; Japanese I; pronunciation; comprehension
Downloads: 4,685
[audio]MIT 21M.351 / 21M.505 Music Composition, Fall 2008 - MIT OpenCourseWare
This course features directed composition of larger forms of original writing involving voices and/or instruments. It includes a weekly seminar in composition for the presentation and discussion of work in progress. Students are expected to produce at least one substantive work, performed in public, by the end of the term. Contemporary compositions and major works from 20th-century music literature are studied.
Keywords: classical music; composer; contemporary music; 20th century music; chamber music; atonal; post-tonal; avant-garde music; orchestration; art song; song
Downloads: 3,837
[movies]Workshop on Deliberative Democracy and Dispute Resolution - MIT OpenCourseWare
The Workshop on Deliberative Democracy and Dispute Resolution, sponsored by the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School and The Flora and William Hewlett Foundation, is a two-day conference that brings together dispute resolution professionals and political theorists in the field of deliberative democracy.
Keywords: deliberative democracy; dispute resolution; conflict management; decision making; munipalities; metropolitan areas; policy making; consensus building; implementation of agreements; negotiated settlements; negotiated agreements
Downloads: 202
[movies]MIT12.003F02 - MIT OpenCourseWare
This undergraduate class is designed to introduce students to the physics that govern the circulation of the ocean and atmosphere. The focus of the course is on the processes that control the climate of the planet.AcknowledgmentsProf. Ferrari wishes to acknowledge that this course was originally designed and taught by Prof. John Marshall.
Keywords: Characteristics of the atmosphere; Characteristics of the atmosphere; global energy balance; greenhouse effect; greenhouse gases; Atmospheric layers; pressure and density; Convection; adiabatic lapse rate; Humidity; Convective clouds; Temperature; Pressure and geopotential height; Winds; Fluids in motion; Hydrostatic balance; Incompressible flow; compressible flow; radial inflow; Geostrophic motion; Taylor-Proudman Theorem; Ekman layer; Coriolis force; Rossby number; Hadley circulation; ocean; seawater; salinity; geostrophic and hydrostatic balance; inhomogeneity; Abyssal circulation; thermohaline circulation
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[movies]MIT21F.105F03 - MIT OpenCourseWare
This course is the continuation of 21F104/108. It is designed to further help students develop sophisticated conversational, reading and writing skills by combining traditional textbook material with their own explorations of Chinese speaking societies, using the human, literary, and electronic resources available at in the Boston area. Some of special features of Chinese society, its culture, its customs and habits, its history, and the psychology of its people are be introduced...
Keywords: chinese; language; mandarin; reading; conversation; writing; culture; china; society; custom; conversational skills; reading skills; Chinese speaking societies; writing skills; Chinese society; Chinese culture; Chinese customs; Chinese history; discussion; composition; network exploration
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[movies]MIT 16.346 Astrodynamics, Fall 2008 - MIT OpenCourseWare
This course covers the fundamentals of astrodynamics, focusing on the two-body orbital initial-value and boundary-value problems with applications to space vehicle navigation and guidance for lunar and planetary missions, including both powered flight and midcourse maneuvers. Other topics include celestial mechanics, Kepler's problem, Lambert's problem, orbit determination, multi-body methods, mission planning, and recursive algorithms for space navigation...
Keywords: space navigation; two body problem; boundary value problem; Kepler; astrodynamics; orbital transfer; satellite; hyperbolic orbits; planetary flybys; hypergeometric functions; flight guidance; three body problem; Clohessy-Wiltshire equation; Hodograph plane; Battin-vaughan formulation; atmospheric drag; disturbing function
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